Gold Mines of North Carolina (NC) John Hairr

ISBN: 9780738517360

Published: November 3rd 2004

Paperback

128 pages


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Gold Mines of North Carolina (NC)  by  John Hairr

Gold Mines of North Carolina (NC) by John Hairr
November 3rd 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738517360 | 5.70 Mb

The first gold discovery in the United States occurred in 1799 when young Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The 17-pound nugget he found was used by his family as a doorstop until they figured outMoreThe first gold discovery in the United States occurred in 1799 when young Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The 17-pound nugget he found was used by his family as a doorstop until they figured out what the strange rock was.

This chance discovery set off the first gold rush in the nation s history. For more than a century, men extracted gold from the rolling hills and valleys of the North Carolina piedmont, as well as from the high peaks and rugged mountains of the western part of the state.



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